With a good number of museums and art galleries located in Devon, it’s only reasonable that the tourist destination also hosts many inspiring exhibitions yearly for the pleasures of tourists that love history, fine art, literature, and of course education in general.
In fact, Devon exhibitions will illuminate your holidays with awe, as it features artworks by famous traditional and contemporary artists as well as relics dating thousands of years into history. All aspects of arts are accounted for in the exhibitions, sculpting, painting, handcraft, literature, and photography included.
Contact any Seek South West’s information centre in Devon to find out more about the various exhibitions in Devon, including their schedules and venues.
It is really difficult not to be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and stunning coastlines of Devon. There are several events to showcase a variety of works, music, food and paintings in Devon.
This event shows works of artists and makers of national and international origin whose practice involves using ethically sourced human or animal remains to produce beautiful art. A variety of works are on display like sculptures, jewellery, textiles. Taxidermy and photography, along with these are historical artifacts brought in from the Plymouth Council Arts and Heritage. All these depict the fact that the artists are truly inspired by materials historically used to decorate and adorn. This exhibition is free for guests and it opens daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm.
Address: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
Phone: 01626 832223
Organized along the coast and quaysides of Plymouth, more than 40 paintings of the talented international artist Bard de Mora are on display to take the art lover on a delightful romp. The artworks range from imaginative snapshots of local life to canny observations of shoreline characters, all with a touch of fun and humour. An element of illustration backed by the power of storytelling firstly puts a smile on the guest’s face before taking him on a journey of imagination. On each painting, you can see a combination of quality brushwork, composition and color to birth a picture of perfection. The exhibition is free of charge to all guests and holds from the 5th of October to the 28th of October.
Address: Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL14EL
Phone: 01420 549956
This festival founded in 2001 by devout classical music fans John and Penny Adie was seen as an antidote to the environmental, economic and social recession which was the aftermath of the Foot-and-Mouth disease that engulfed the South West predominantly Exmoor and Dartmoor. As one of the biggest music carnivals in the South West, it stages thirty shows in October yearly in several remote locations all around England. The concerts attract some of the best music performers from all over the world due to the uncompromisingly high standards.
This event congregates a crop of the best artists around the country to exhibit and sell their artworks. Every penny made from this exhibition goes to the Doddiscombsleigh Primary School.
Address: Teign Valley Community Hall, Exeter, EX6 7NA
Phone: 01647 252430
This market is held on the 4th Saturday of every month at the Dartmouth Old Market Square. Local artists, craftsmen and artisans showcase their works and you can find a range of materials like soaps, jewellery, leather bags, furniture and lots more.
Address: Market Square, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9NR
If you are looking to enjoy the best of Devon art, you should visit around October. Guess what, most of the exhibitions are free and the artworks on display are not too costly, so you would not be spending less money while having a great time.